Dan & Leah's Excellent Adventure travel blog


I was surprised and happy to say that the music stopped around midnight and we both had a really good nights sleep.

A quick morning walk along the esplanade and pebbled beach, watched people setting up stalls, eateries, sideshows etc for what looks to be a busy Sunday trading........I reckon there was also some people waking up from a night on the beach!

Picked up our car, after worrying about leaving it with these doggy brothers, but all good and we hit the road for Dover.

We do the Dover White Cliffs Boat and Bus Tour.......we being the only 2 on the boat and only 2 for the bus tour we got a very personalized tour, the bus got scrapped for a private vehicle that took us to extra tourist stops - heaps good!

As part of the boat trip we saw all the historical, WW2 sites and tunnels there is to see within the bay of Dover, as well as the Dover Castle, which we did not visit, and of course the famous White Cliffs.

The bus tour took us to the WW2 gun emplacements which are dug into the cliffs that look across the marina and pier. We drive through the town and take in the history of the Roman Painted House, the Dover Museum that holds the oldest boat (Bronze Age) in Europe if not the world. We visit extra sites such as the memorial site for Louis Bleriot, the first person to fly the English Vhannel, the old St James Church which was virtually destroyed during WW2, and the White Horse Pub where swimmers that cross the English Channel write their name/message on the inside of the pub walls and ceiling. Dover is the starting point for the swim.

We then get dropped of at the Cliffs, take a walk along the edge taking in the magnificent view across the busy channel with cruise ships constantly coming and going - i think ship watching must be a 'hobby' for oldies in the area! We can also see a glimpse of France on the otherside. We walk back into town and head for Folkestone for the night.

We check into the Southcliff Hotel, we even have a room with a balcony that looks over the sea........we finish the day with a beer at a typical seaside pub



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